5 Fantastical Ear Tube Myths: Debunked!

March 5, 2017
Dr. Momma shares the top 5 ear tube myths that the majority of her patient families believe about ear tube surgery and corrects the misinformation.

Ear infections are common childhood illnesses. Most children outgrow the infections after medical management, but some children need ear tubes to relieve the recurrent infections. Numerous ear tube myths exist which cause additional concern for parents. I  have previously discussed how ear tubes may be useful to treat chronic ear infections.  As a pediatric Ear Nose […]

4 Uncommon but Serious Ear Infection Complications

February 12, 2017
Dr Momma continues her discussion about ear infections and details how improved symptoms may hide developing serious ear infection complications.

Ear infection complications can happen when the infections become severe or recurrent. I already discussed common myths about ear infections, and shared ear infection facts that I believe parents should know. Ear infection complications can be divided into the common and the uncommon types. Common ear infection complications include temporary hearing loss, speech delay, dizziness, […]

7 Ear Infection FACTS Every Mother Should Know

January 22, 2017
Dr.Momma shares 7 ear infection facts that parents will find useful when discussing their child's problem with their physician.

1.  Infections occur in the outer, middle and inner part of the ear Middle ear infections (called otitis media), are the most common type and occur when fluid collects behind the eardrum. These infections are caused by swelling in the nose which leads to blocking the eustachian tube. Outer ear infections (called otitis externa, or swimmer’s […]

5 Common Myths about Ear Infections

January 15, 2017
5Common Myths about Ear Infections

  The term ear infection has many meanings, but most people use the term to describe middle ear infections. These infections occur when there is an inflammation of the middle ear, and fluid builds up behind the eardrum. Anyone can get an ear infection, but kids get them more often than adults. The scientific name […]